Welcome to my party. It’s my birthday today!! January 4th. I’m 39…so that makes this my last official birthday. I did a guest post today at Country Girls’ blog on some fun fashion tips for the New Year so go visit her (and me) there. Her blog was one of the first one’s I stumbled upon when I starting blogging and I have so enjoyed getting to know her. She’s funny and sweet and what a fantabulous birthday gift it is to post for her wonderful readers today.
My birthday could possibly be the worst conceivable date. As a kid, I always got the “This is for Christmas AND your birthday” and as an adult, I’ve usually signed my name in blood by this time that I will not under any circumstances eat buttercream icing. Alas. But the girls and I made a cake (this is actually the one I made for Stevie’s birthday—but mine will be just as laden with transfat and high-fructose corn syrup) and bygolly I’m gonna have a piece. You have to have cake on your birthday, right? Even if you’ve sworn off all simple sugars?
Stevie had a hard time comprehending why I could possibly want this camera. “The other works fine doesn’t it?” And then it hit me when we were watching football last night on our HD TV and our HD receiver…..it was language he could understand.
“So, honey remember how your life changed when you watched your first HD football game? Remember how the hallelujah chorus began to play as you watched Adrian Peterson break twenty tackles and you could see the mud droplet fly up from his cleats and every detail of his triceps muscle? Remember that? Well, that’s how you’ve impacted my life with this camera.”
He turns away from the football game and makes strong eye contact and gives me a sincere nod and says “Really? Good for you then.”
Good for me, good for us all. I have however discovered one small downside. I was taking some self-portraits yesterday for the post at Country Girl’s blog…..when I took a few that were way close-up…..of my face…..in all its glory. Yikes. That’ll make a girl run to the dermatologist quicker than you can say Dolly Parton. So, if I ever need to show you my new eye shadow or a new delightful MAC lip gloss, I shall use the other camera. And for that job, it is just fine. Thankyouverymuch.
So, honey thank you so much for this gift. I only hope to learn how to use it enough to deserve it. And I promise not to take close-up pictures of your face. Unless I’m trying to prove a point.
Leave me a birthday challenge or comment and I will pick a winner randomly to receive a ‘few of my favorite things’–gift from me.
The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make His face shine upon you.
The Lord look upon you with favor,
And give you peace. Amen.